WYKE made it six wins out of six with a 46-24 victory at York Acorn in a tempestuous encounter.

Their success kept them top of the pile in Yorkshire Men's League Division Two and set up a summit clash with Ossett Trinity Tigers, who also have a 100 per cent record, on Saturday.

The large Acorn pack dominated early on but a great run from stand-in prop Alec Williams saw Jordan Payton put a pinpoint ball in the corner for Tevin Campbell to score his first try.

The hosts hit back with a score of their own but influential back-rower Brad Clarkson slid a kick in for winger Cameron Foster to cross for the black and whites.

Again, Acorn powered back before a great run from man of the match James Cullen saw him first break the line and then step the oncoming full back and winger to score under the sticks.

On the next set, some great approach play by 80-minute prop Charles Grocock saw Payton put a high kick in for Clarkson to collect and touch down under the posts. Clarkson converted three of the four tries.

Acorn pulled a score back before tempers flared, leaving Payton having to leave the pitch for hospital with a broken cheekbone.

Wyke were unsettled, conceding another try just before half time to lead 22-14 at the break.

But the visitors regrouped and their skill came to the fore in the second half. Calvin Barker scored his first of the afternoon when he went in from 40 metres and then tries from both hookers, Sam Kittsen and Oscar Woodhead from acting half, seemed to seal the game.

Acorn weren’t done though and powered over for two tries. However, Barker crawled his way over to complete his brace and a well worked scrum play saw Campbell add his second to seal the win.

After the game Wyke coach Ian Wormald said: “I'm really pleased with the win in what was a tough encounter. I don’t feel the referee dealt with the game very well and allowed too much to go on without protecting us."

Wormald added: "On the game itself our forwards stood up well and kept going. Our backs were exceptional and every time the ball left our three quarters' hands we looked dangerous.

"This week we welcome fellow table toppers Osset to Town Gate in what should be a great game."